Amen to thisAll above info is great stuff mate and I ain't going to repeat any of it but would add do what you enjoy and don't force content or try to be someone your not.
End of the day your not making a living from it so in the early days its got to be something you want to do, in terms of the planning, recording and the subsequent editing.
I agree on the practice I used my first week recordings as practice. It made a huge difference. I started talking more naturally. It was harder than expected. Then I learned to pause after a screw up so editing will be easier lolShort intro if you have one.
Do a practise vlog, just to get a feel off talking out loud. Use that practise vlog to recognize your stoppingwords (uhm, ok, yes) and when you do the real vlog try to pause after a stoppingword so if possible you can cut them out of the real vlog.
Don't do too many cuts, every couple of seconds is annoying, sometimes it is better to leave a stopword or a fault in.
When possible, switch to a secondary view (something i do not enough of either xD).
When talking about a big subject do some research and some rehearsals so you know upfront what to mention. Some use a cheating paper
Or just wing it and talk about what feels at that moment.
Don't make it to long, although Youtube's algorithm nowadays prefers 10+ min of footage, try to keep it closer to 10 min then 20 min. People will skip very long video's, especially if they aren't familiar with a vlogger yet.
Don't be afraid to redo a sentence or 2 when needed. Sometimes gibberish can be fun, and sometimes it is good to redo a section
Todays vid was tops by the way, nothing wrong with a longer video that captures the attention span of course!People's attention span prefers shorter vids too. Mine are usually around 10-15min and like you, I make the videos I want to make, if YouTube or others don't like them I'll find out soon enough.
Agreed and helping each other out is key.I just started my channel too, and here at the beginning my intention is to just have fun with it while I'm learning how to get better at it. Experience is the best teacher.
My advice would be to make videos you want to, not videos you feel you have to. Enjoy yourself while you are practicing video editing and filming and talking and so forth, once you get experience with it all THEN look to do targeted topics and such.
I'm treating my channel like a fun hobby for now, with the intention of growing it slowly and getting much better at it along the way.